Blue Monday

I know a lot of you went back to work last week but my blue Monday is today. It’s not the job- it’s everything that goes with it that makes this morning a shock to the system. Early, dark mornings, traffic, late nights…

This is the 1988 version of New Order’s best known and most mythologised song. It was re-released to celebrate five years since the original but in a remixed form with Quincy Jones (and John Potoker) at the controls. ┬áIt’s not as good as the 1983 version but it’s good enough in its own right and did the business in chart terms (number 3 in the UK) and I like it well enough. The Peter Saville sleeve, not as costly to produce as the 83 diecut version, is a favourite of mine too.

Blue Monday 88 (7″)

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